University of South Alabama

A Modern Percussion Edition of Darius Milhaud’s LA CRÉATION DU MONDE

Preparing a performance of La création du monde can be daunting, as the parts are rental-only, heavy in errata, and marked in French. The wind and string instrumentation is frugal, allowing the assembly of a small but necessarily facile ensemble—yet it is the percussion writing itself that could lead one to ignore the work. We hope to change the minds of those who have done so by offering a primer of sorts for interested percussionists.

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